2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Future 15s: Distribution

New to the Film Conference this year, Future 15s are short, intense salvos with each speaker delivering a 15-minute solo performance before being immediately replaced by the following speaker. Come hear Chris Horton, Ben Crossely-Marra, and Jillian Longnecker give their thoughts on the future of distribution.

Small Time Theatrical Distribution By Benjamin Crossley-Marra
Boutique/Art House theatrical distribution is at a cross-section between traditional theatrical releases and digital releases. This Future15 looks at the benefits of still doing a theatrical release.

How Subscription VOD Changed the Distribution Game by Chris Horton
Netflix, Spotify and other subscription platforms have changed the distribution game, potentially altering the future of consumer behavior and content windowing. Find out what it means for content creators, owners, and consumers.

Independent Distribution by Jillian Longnecker
Independent filmmakers strive to obtain maximum quality for a minimal price, and these days the budgets seem to be getting smaller to minimize risk. But new distribution avenues are providing exciting opportunities for our industry.



Benjamin Crossley-Marra

Dir of Theatrical Mktg

Zeitgeist Films

Benjamin Crossley-Marra is the Director of Theatrical Marketing and has worked for Zeitgeist since 2009. He grew up in upstate New York where he attended college and has degrees in both Film and English. He has worked in the film industry since graduating and his previous experience includes posts at The Independent Filmmaker Project, The Tribeca Film Festival and Posteritati. He is an avid cinephile and his interests in distance running, vintage cocktails, hiking and attempting to get into botany (with mixed results).


Chris Horton

Dir #ArtistServices

Sundance Institute

I run #ArtistServices, the creative distribution initiative of Sundance Institute.


Jillian Longnecker

SVP Physical Production

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